Building a Home Server/HTPC – Part 2 (Picking the right OS)

This is continuation of my epic guide writing a step-by-step guide for Malaysians (and people from other countries too) on building their own Home Server/HTPC or something in-between. If you have not read my first part , kindly do so by clicking here
In this part , I would be focusing on the software aspect. Assuming that you have built your HTPC/Home Server or a hybrid. Now we want to get it to run. There are two options that we can go for either taking the Windows route or taking the Linux route. I’ll briefly explain pros and cons for each of the routes.
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Chameleon RC3 + PC_EFI 10.3 + Extras

Well I saw DigitalDJ’s patch on enabling CPUID that injects the value to the system thinking that it has a real Intel processor and not an unknown processor. Apart from that I’ve included the proper hibernation fix which DigitalDJ missed out in this RC3 and as well as ripped off Chameleons GUI and instead made the boot loader to use text instead of GUI (kinda old school) (But don’t worry , two versions are compiled , and the source is included as well – so you can just have a look at it). The boot file contains :-

more after the jump
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